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The New York Giants In Turmoil After Third Straight Loss

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The New York Giants season is in turmoil right now, and they need to figure out a way to win. The way they have been playing in the past 3 games is not going to help them especially in the tough division they play in. On paper this Giants offense looks like it can be great, but on the field it is a different story.

Injuries are part of the game and part of the season for every team and they seem to be affecting the Giants more so than other teams. Rashad Jennings absence on the field has been a big reason the Giants have not been playing well.

The offense woes for the Giants all start with the quarterback Eli Manning. Manning has not been playing his best football in the past 3 losses, and that needs to change. The offensive play calling has not been good for the Giants, although their once offensive coordinator is now their head coach.

Manning has been put in bad situations on third downs and his offensive line cannot give him time in the pocket to make a play. The Giants also need to get better on third downs because their defense is on the field for most of the game, and they get tired and allow their opponents to score.

The Giants defense would be doing better if the offense could keep the ball for a long drive down the field. The Giants spent over $200 million during the offseason to acquire players that are helping their defense. The players have been doing their jobs, but they are having trouble being on the field for the most of the game.

Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon, and Damon Harrison are great players that cost big money, but they need help from the offense in order to shine on defense. Manning needs to step up and start making plays with his high powered offense and the Giants will see a change.

The Giants played poorly against the Green Bay Packers last night at Lambeau Field leading to a 23-16 loss. The defense could not get any pressure on Aaron Rodgers and he had plenty of time to make plays from the pocket. When he had to get out of the pocket and do it with his feet, Rodgers rushed 11 yards for a first down.

Plays like that are what kept the Giants defense on the field for so long. Rodgers would also use his hard hike count trying to get the Giants to hop off sides. After the Giants defense got one off sides penalty from that hard count they would not do that again.

Rodgers would hit his receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb for big yardage plays during that game, and Nelson would go on to score a touchdown. On the other side of the ball the Giants offense struggled and had trouble scoring touchdowns.

The Giants would settle for field goals on 3 drives that got them in or near the red zone. The one touchdown came from a pass from Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. that was under review for an extended time, but could not be overturned due to a lack of clear video evidence.

Eli and Beckham Jr. were the focus of the offense last night and that is why the Giants could not come away with a win. The Giants have a tough game against the Baltimore Ravens next week and they need to make plays and use their entire offense in order to get back to .500.

Blest Eshareturi is a contributor to Sports Rants. Writer for the MLB, NBA, and NFL sections. Teams that are followed are the New York Giants, New York Yankees, and the Miami Heat. New York City native with a passion for sports.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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